Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Day of the Dead for a Friend

Hi everyone!

Ahhhh.... a new year.  Holiday madness is over.  Decorations are all packed up.  Kids are back at school.  It's always this time of year that you feel like you can finally take a breath and sit down for 5 minutes.

A few weeks ago I shared a doll that Jennifer Tobicoe of Sassy Pack Rat Studios made for me so today I'd like to share with you the doll I made for her.  She received it yesterday so now I don't have to worry about spoiling the surprise for her.

Thankfully, Jen really likes Day of the Dead stuff.  I thought she did but I wasn't completely sure so yay for that!

I have really been admiring the art associated with Day of the Dead more and more lately and wanted to make a doll inspired by the Catrina figures and the sugar skulls so I came up with this doll....

I really like how she turned out and Jen said she loves her.  I also sent along one of my snowman ornaments for her tree (next year).  I had so much fun creating these little guys.  Each one I made had different colored fabric bodies.  This is the one I sent to Jen....

I'm so glad she likes them both and I know I will treasure the doll she made for me for life.  Jen has been such a great friend over the years.  She's always very supportive and always lends an ear.  Though we're miles and miles AND MILES apart, and have never met in person (unless you count Skype), I still consider her one of my close friends.  Thank you Jen for such an awesome swap experience.  I think we should do it again next year. <3

I'm currently working on a doll for my mother and I'll share photos of that once she has received the finished product.  Until then, I'm off to work on redecorating the house.  New year, new look.

Happy New Year Everyone!  I hope 2013 brings each of you happiness, health and wealth!


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

It's a Brand New Year...

2012 wasn't a great year for me.  Quite frankly I'm glad to see it go.  Sure there were some great things that happened too.  Being published 3 times this year is definitely at the top of the awesome list.  However, there was a lot of drama and health issues too and those are the events I'm happy to say good-bye to.  AND GOOD RIDDANCE!  lol

I thought I'd put together a little year in review of my work.  I didn't include the pendants because this post would go on forever.

2012 in review:

There's a few that I didn't add because I didn't get photos of them before they were sent out, oops.  I can say though that I feel like there should be more than this.  I'm not one to make New Year resolutions but I think I need to pick up the pace for 2013.  

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for being patient with my sporadic posts.  It means a lot to me that you take time out of your day to check in with me and see what I'm up to.  I hope to post more this year.  I hope the New Year brings happiness, health and wealth to each and every one of you.  <3